(Just so you know – this is a genuine review. I bought the book myself and have not received money for writing this post)
Title: 100 Extra Easy Days
Publisher: Slimming World
I bought this book for some mid-week inspiration, especially for lunch ideas for work. It is a pocket-sized book but is packed full of recipes. It covers a variety of categories: gastro pub; everyday easy; food in a flash; simple family food; eating in; accelerate your success; going global; best of British; prepare and go; and cosy and comforting.
In addition there’s a brief description of how the plan works and a useful section showing syn suggestions (for those extra nice things!).
I can’t see anyone completely following this for 100 days and doing the breakfasts, lunches and dinners as set out. It isn’t designed to be followed that way but I suppose you could if you wanted to! I like to flick through the different sections to choose new ideas when I need some inspiration. Instead of reaching for another Pasta n Sauce I can reach for this instead!
I can’t list all the 300 meals here, so I thought I’d give examples of meals from each section to give you an idea of the contents.
Breakfast: brunch ham & egg wrap, bangers & beans, fruity porridge, mushroom omelette, cinnamon French toast with banana
Lunch: five bean salad, grazing board, Moroccan tabbouleh salad, burger & wedges, chicken tikka sandwich
Dinner: pasta with spinach and bacon, homemade mustard sausages & colcannon, beef & black bean stir-fry, lamb chops with mint yoghurt, beef curry & rice
Most of the recipes are very easy to follow and only a few have detailed instructions to follow. If any ingredients are healthy ‘a’ or ‘b’ choices or have a low syn value these are clearly shown.
I would recommend this book for anyone after inspiration. It’s not the most advanced cookbook on the market but is great for quick ideas.
Recipes: 4/5, Price: 5/5, Ease of use: 5/5, Variety: 4/5